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  1. Horse Health
    Deep breath. https://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack-equipment/where-do-you-start-when-looking-815239/ This is my previous thread about saddles. We have a 16 year old curly mare. She was fine for the first 3 weeks we had her but then my husband got a bee up his... well, big guy decided to ride...
  2. Horse Talk
    Things have taken an interesting turn lately. I have a mare that I've had troubles with off and on throughout the last year I've had her. So now, this last month or two, I've been considering retiring her and just letting her live out the rest of her life in peace. She's only 15 which I know...
  3. Hoof Care
    Hey folks! I've got a 14 year old barefoot mare that's always had an odd limp that would disappear and reappear constantly since I had her moved to our place about seven or so months ago. It's most painfully noticeable at the trot, and she's never gotten as rowdy as the other horses (for...
  4. Horse Health
    The abbreviated issue: I noted mild intermittent lameness at the start of winter turnout when my mare was moved to a paddock from her summer pasture. Being occasionally "off" and slight, intermittent head bobbing at the trot has at one point progressed to a short stride on the front left and...
  5. Horse Health
    I have had my mare since August 1 of last year. After about 6 weeks during a very hot part of the summer, I noticed that she was starting to lose hair on both sides under the girth after I removed it. The area was almost on her belly, about a quarter sized area on each side. Not bleeding or raw...
  6. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I know white spots on the horses withers/back come up due to pressure being placed on that spot because of an ill-fitting saddle. I have a nice 80's western saddle, (brand is saddlesmith or saddlemaker, something like that) very well made with a wooden tree, that I had one person say fits...
  7. Hoof Care
    I have a QH that is 5y/o and he's probably one of the best horses I've ever worked with.. except he has *very* tender feet. He has a very mild case of club foot (it's so mild that until you look very closely at his feet, they look normal) and overall, his feet suck. The hoof walls have irregular...
  8. Horse Health
    In mid august my gelding started to show symptoms of a stiff hind end. This started with dragging his right hind leg while loping on the left lead and a pain response of bolting forward when suddenly putting your weight deep in the saddle(sudden stops). This accentuated once fall's cool weather...
  9. Horse Health
    My horse has a cold sore in her mouth on her upper lip. What can I do for it? The flies are getting on it and bothering her a lot! Thanks Guys!
  10. Hoof Care
    Hello all, I have a bit a situation that I'm dealing with, and I wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience or any advice. My gelding is around 8 years old (a lot of people think younger) and was previously used by the Amish. In early May he had a trim by his usual farrier. I'm a...
  11. Horse Health
    My gelding has a saddle sore from the saddle but it's by the stirrup where u the a just the length its a western saddle and I tried to put a clothe on it but it keeps cutting through the clothe what do I do its really hurting him I only have one horse help please!! (I'm giving him a break for a...
  12. Horse Health
    I posted before about my horse having sore feet, which we determined was thrush and have successfully battled it. I'm still putting tea tree oil on her hooves a couple of times a week but they are getting better and better! After starting to lightly ride her after we determined she was sound, I...
  13. Horse Health
    Hi I posted a thread back in september about my 17 year old Belgian draft mare having hideous mud fever. She has had this infection for about 9 months now, luckily 3 of her feet now seem cured, but the last one just won't budge. She's seen the vet plenty of times and has had several courses of...
  14. Horse Health
    my 2 and a half year old dolly has yellow/greeny stuff in her eyes and they are really sticky i think it could be conjunctivitus i was going to get the vet out but with the call out fees i was told to use golden eye ointment even though its for humans it aparently works, does anyone have other...
  15. Horse Health
    I've recently adopted an OTTB, (who last raced on May 6th, 2012) I gave her a 6 weeks off and then started doing some basic ground work with her. Now we are onto lunging with side reins. She is beginning to stretch and work off her top end... but I've noticed that she is now showing signs of...
  16. Horse Health
    Okay, So I brought Cowboy in out of the field today, as I do every night. I noticed pretty quickly he was favoring his right front leg. Not really dramatically at all, just enough to notice. I also noticed that by the time we had gotten across the field, it had gotten better. I got him and...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I've worn a lot of cowboy boots for a long time, never had this problem before. I bought a new pair of Justin Lacers, they fit like a glove & are very comfortable. I *love* them, except...... After walking around in them for 10-20 minutes, the outside of my left ankle joint starts aching...
  18. Horse Health
    I'm fairly new to this website so sorry in advance for anything I may not understand. To the point. Yesterday I rode my 6 year old thoroughbred, just plain excersize and jump practice and she seemed fine, no lameness or sore anywhere. It was raining a fair bit today so I just lunged her for...
  19. Horse Health
    so he was kicked a few years ago and got a deep bone bruise, it was below his stifle. he was fine with ridding and working until this spring, he clicks and it seems sore. is there anything that i could give him or put on it to make it feel better? hes 13 years old QH, 16 hh. he can still run...
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